Zachary de Graff is a cold-blooded South African killer operating in Australia at the behest of an unknown paymaster. He tortures his victims in the most horrifying ways, before dumping their bodies in incongruous locations across the country. 

Detective Birgitte Vestergaard flies into Sydney from Copenhagen to assist in the search for a high-profile missing Dane. She is quickly embroiled in a series of seemingly unrelated homicides, stretching from the jungles of Kakadu to the barren wastes of the Outback. Her intuition and tenacity draw her into the ethically murky world of international corporate mining, and headlong into the path of a willing executioner.

By the time Birgitte learns the truth behind the macabre killings, her own life is in immediate danger.


Connell Nisbet

Connell Nisbet is a Sydney-based novelist with more than 15 years’ experience as a writer and copy editor on some of Australia’s most respected magazines. A Willing Executioner is his first novel. His second novel, The Ember Room, will be available in late 2018.

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